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From: Santa Cruz Sentinel

New UCSC residence hall teaches nonviolent communication

Santa Cruz Sentinel:

College kids just don’t feel the pain of others like they used to.

At least that is what a University of Michigan study presented to the Association for Psychological Science in 2010 revealed.

The study, which followed 14,000 people for 30 years, found that college students today are much less empathetic than those from two and three decades ago, and the largest drop in empathy came after the year 2000.

“Many people see the current group of college students — sometimes called ‘Generation Me’ — as one of the most self-centered, narcissistic, competitive, confident and individualistic in recent history,” Sara Konrath, a researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and one of the principal authors of the study, said in a statement when the study was released.

At UC Santa Cruz an innovative pilot program launched this term for a small group of students may just reverse that trend and boost the Banana Slugs’ empathy levels.

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